Soros heir sells Nolita townhouse with rooftop basketball court at a loss

The good news is that Gregory Soros, the artist son of billionaire finance big-wig George Soros, has finally sold his Nolita townhouse after it lingered on the market for three years.

The bad news (for Soros at any rate) is that it sold for $9.7 million  — $2.29 million less than he paid for the pad in 2010.

Soros paid $11.99 million for the four-bedroom townhouse which was owned at the time by LLNYC cover stars and designers, Bob and Cortney Novogratz. They snapped up the place in 2004 when it was a gun shop and turned it into the swanky spread you see today.

Now, the 5,700-square-foot house features Venetian plaster, white oak floors, 12-foot ceilings on the ground floor, an open Boffi kitchen, a full-floor master suite, and a very individual rooftop dome. The dome – which was spotted by LLNYC when we toured the nearby Police Building – holds a basketball court.

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The new owners are the anonymous (and not terribly original) 5 Centre Market Place LLC.

Patty LaRocco and Jared LaFrenais of Douglas Elliman had the listing. [Observer]